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Cannes: FilmDoo Polishes Asian Credentials With Acquisitions, Catalog Addition

UK transactional video platform FilmDoo has bolstered its Asian credentials by acquiring a pair of Indonesia titles and by signing up with the Trinity catalog operator.

The company licensed “Parts of the Heart,” an eight-part omnibus film written and directed by Paul Agusta, which previously showed in Rotterdam. And it picked up Lucky Kuswandi’s new feature “In The Absence of the Sun.” Both titles were acquired directly from the film-makers. (Kuswandi’s short film “The Fox Exploits The Tiger’s Might” plays this week in Cannes’ Critics’ Week.)

Trinity last year acquired the independently owned Cine Asia collection which has U.K. and Ireland rights to some 40 modern classic films from Asia including “Ip Man,” “Ichi The Killer,” and “Chocolate.”

It is the fourth Asian rights catalog to sign with FilmDoo, following Terracotta, Third Window and Day For Night and gives FilmDoo access to all the leading collections in the U.K.

Founded in 2013 by Weerada Sucharitkul and William Page, FilmDoo now has some 400 titles for rental or streaming. It expects to reach 200 Asian titles available on VoD by the end of the year. It is also working with distributors on hybrid releases and recently handled a simultaneous day-and-date VoD release of Day For Night’s “Au Revoir L’Ete.”

The company positions itself as “outside the mainstream,” catering to tastes including independent, international, art-house, niche, archive, cult and underground. Other catalog deals include Altitude, Peccadillo Pictures, Trinity and New Wave. It also has deals with sales agents Doc & Film, Wide’s Eye on Films and documentary specialist Java Films.

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